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Bristol Aquarium welcomes new shark arrivals this Easter!

March 22, 2018


There will be some new sharks in the city this Easter as we welcome a brand new shark species and a three week event to bring people closer than ever to these fascinating animals.

Bristol Aquarium ‘over the moon’ with Moon Jellyfish breeding success

March 12, 2018


Bristol Aquarium jelly babies! For the very first time the zoological team here at Bristol Aquarium have successfully bred our Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita). Read our full press release below: The city centre attraction has welcomed 45 new arrivals, born just the size of a pinhead they are extremely fragile and are being cared for […]

Enjoy 20% off this Christmas Fishes…

December 20, 2017


A Merry Fishmas from Bristol Aquarium!   As part of our Christmas Fishes celebrations we would like to say a big thank you to all of the people who visited us throughout 2017. Your support helps us continue all of the work that we do with some amazing creatures from successfully breeding seahorses and sharks […]

Grab Our ‘Kids for a £quid’ Offer Before it Swims Away (Summer 2017)

August 10, 2017


Please note this offer is for 2017 and has now expired. Come join us a Bristol Aquarium this summer for plenty of fintastic fun! We’ve got a host of exciting events, activities, daily talks and feeds, and educational displays – what’s more, we’re offering a special discount during Summer 2017 for families!

5 Things You Can Do to Help Take Better Care of Our Oceans

June 20, 2017


The vast increase in waste and pollution around the globe is having a devastating impact on the environment. But this isn’t just a problem on land – our oceans are sadly suffering too.

Aquarium’s blooming marvellous Orchids go on display at flower show

July 8, 2016


Bristol Aquarium joined forces with students from a Somerset school project to create a stunning orchid display at Hampton Court Flower Show this week. The display was part of an ongoing joint project between the Harbourside attraction and Writhlington School Orchid project in Radstock. Last year, pupils from the school helped build a permanent orchid […]

Aquarium Lobster set to be a radio star

July 5, 2016


A lobster from Bristol Aquarium is set to star in a national radio broadcast next week. ‘Satsuma’ a bright orange coloured crustacean, which has been living at the Harbourside attraction since 2014, is to feature in an episode of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Natural Histories’ programme. The show’s presenter Brett Westwood travelled to the aquarium to […]

Special Delivery as Male Pipefish Gives Birth

May 12, 2016


Keepers at Bristol Aquarium are celebrating the arrival of dozens of baby pipefish following an unexpected breeding boom. More than 50 tiny, five-centimetre-long broadnose pipefish babies have already been born at the Harbourside attraction with potentially hundreds more due imminently. The newborns are being looked after in one of the aquarium’s special nursery displays and […]

Blue lobster twin

February 4, 2016


Shell shocked by lobster ‘twin’! Staff were a little shell-shocked this morning and thought they were seeing double when they discovered Charlotte, our bright blue lobster, apparently sharing her display with an identical twin. On closer inspection it became clear the ‘twin’ was in fact a complete moult. The delicate moult is an exact replica of Charlotte including both claws, legs […]

Jeremy Wade Live

February 1, 2016


Jeremy Wade Live 2016: Behind the Scenes of River Monsters Photo Exhibition WHEN: Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 12pm & 3:30pm (talk), each followed by Q&A and book signing. WHERE: Bristol Aquarium, Anchor Road, Harbourside. Dive deeper into the action packed world of ITV’s hit series and global phenomenon, River Monsters, with presenter, Jeremy Wade – […]

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